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Hi, I replaced the stock heatsink and cooler of a phenom ii x2 (which has become a phenom ii x4 ) for the big shuriken. The problem is...I get even worse temps in idle (but strangely, it seems a fewer degrees lower in load).

It does make infinitely less noise though, (hits 1700 rpm while my stock cooler hit 5000 rpm)

So, I am thinking of changing the fan, but I don't know if any 120 x120x 25 fan will do. I read in their forums that any fan without tunnels will do, but I don't know what he means without tunnels

I thought of buying this one



airflow: 78 CFM
static pressure:0.686 mm

I doubt it will be worse than the fan of the big shuriken which airflow is 39 CFM, but I don't know if I can install it on the big shuriken.

Also, the PSU is just on top of the cpu fan (3 cm of distance, heh) I don't know if this will make the PSU run too hot.

Thanks for reading
post #2 of 5
By tunnels I think they mean as long as it isn't a closed-corner fan you should be able to mount it. That fan isn't a closed-corner fan so you should be able to mount it. Does the Big Shuriken use screws?



That fan looks like a rebranded Aerocool Shark .

http://www.hardwaresphere.com/wp-con...fans-black.jpg
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It uses clips, not screws, and it seems that is what it means, because the clips hooks in the second hole of the fan.

thanks for your quick answer!
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Happy to help!
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I'm wondering about this also, I want to mount a 120mm gentle typhoon 1850rpm on the Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B. Were you able to mount your fan? Or did you have to purchase the available aftermarket revision A clips?
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